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Reports To: Chair, Graduate Psychology and Counseling Programs
SCHEDULE: This full-time position will begin in Summer 2020. Work hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities may require additional hours and flexibility that can include evenings and weekends.
We seek candidates whose training and professional experience demonstrate ethical and clinical counseling competence, supervisory, administrative, and leadership experience. We seek an individual with a desire to provide vision, strategic planning, and assessment to establish and monitor the scope and direction of the Center for Counseling and to advance department and university mission. A master’s degree in counseling or mental health discipline is required; however, an earned doctorate in counseling or mental health discipline from a CACREP-accredited institution is preferred. The candidate must value the integration of Christian faith with learning and with clinical practice. A minimum of five years’ experience as a licensed clinician in a university counseling center or related mental health agency is required.
The Director, Center for Counseling is committed to Christian higher education and integrates Christian faith with learning.
A Master’s degree in counseling or mental health discipline is required. An earned doctorate in counseling or mental health discipline from a CACREP-accredited institution is preferred.
Active license as a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Board Approved Supervisor is preferred.
Minimum of five years’ experience as a licensed clinician in a university counseling center or related mental health agency is required.
Minimum of three years of administrative experience including supervisory, strategic planning, and financial management.
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to interact effectively and professionally with students, colleagues, administrators, and community partners.
Outline of the responsibilities and duties of a full-time Director position:
Provide vision, leadership, strategic planning, and assessment to establish and monitor the scope and direction of the Center for Counseling and to advance department and university mission.
Develop and administer center protocols and procedures in keeping with current best practices for university counseling centers.
Ensure the operation of the center is consistent with state and federal licensure standards, rules, and laws.
The Director is responsible for the direct oversight and management of the Center of Counseling to include personnel management, budget management, marketing, and policy formation. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, client assignments, scheduling of counseling rooms, intakes, budget reports, and data collection.
Provide supervision for practicum students as required by state licensure rules.
The Director is responsible for responding to telephone calls/messages and to emails sent to the Counseling Center within 24 hours of receipt.
The Director is responsible for building and maintaining community relations to help serve as a referral base for our community. Since the Center’s budget is self-sustaining, the Director needs to build referral sources beyond the university.
The Director serves as the HIPAA Compliance Officer to ensure the Center is meeting and maintaining HIPAA compliance.
Monthly meetings with the Chair of Graduate Psychology and Counseling Programs to staff cases, review budget, address administrative issues or concerns, and review goals established by the Director.
The Director provides direct counseling services and education services for the campus community and the Longview community.
Quarterly meetings with the Chair of Graduate Psychology and Counseling Programs, Vice President of Student Affairs, and the Dean of Students.
The Director and counseling staff work collaboratively with Student Life and the Dean of Students to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention on campus.
Serves on the CARE Team.
The Director collaborates with Student Life to provide prompt and competent crisis response.
In collaboration with Student Life, provide and coordinate consultation, education, and outreach services to faculty, staff, students, and community on developmental, mental health, and harm reduction issues.
Provide on-call services (including evenings and weekends) to help Student Life with crisis situations.
Providing after-care treatment planning for students that have received mental health services off-campus in collaboration with Student Life.
Collaborate with colleagues across campus to develop strategies for optimizing student strengths and for the prevention and intervention of psychological and behavioral concerns.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University provides a significant benefit package.
Date Position is Available Immediately
Procedure for Application or Nomination
Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled.
In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.
Applications are required and are available from http://www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. Send an electronic copy of a completed application, letter of interest, graduate transcripts and curriculum vitae to:
E-mail address: GerrieForbis@letu.edu
Dr. Steven D. Mason, Provost
LeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-3201, Phone (903) 233-3210
ABOUT LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY: LeTourneau University is the Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.
LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs online and at the university's 162-acre main campus in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of over 190,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. Longview is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana. LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational university of over 3,000 students offering more than 130 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts and sciences, aviation, biblical studies, business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, health sciences, kinesiology, liberal arts, nursing, psychology and science. LETU's degree-seeking students represent nearly all 50 states, 30 foreign countries, and 50 different denominational groups. LETU has a robust dual-enrollment program with numerous high schools throughout Texas that attract more than 1,000 students per semester. Claiming every workplace in every nation as their mission field, LeTourneau University graduates are professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life's work as a holy calling with eternal impact. Consistently recognized annually by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges" in the Western Region, LETU also has a nationally ranked engineering program. LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
Inspired by faith and a spirit of ingenuity, LeTourneau University integrates learning, living and Christian leadership in a community of integrity, academic quality and technological innovation.
LeTourneau University is a regionally accredited interdenominational Christ-centered university offering undergraduate degrees in aviation, business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, health care management, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, psychology, the sciences and theology. Graduate degree offerings include business administration, health care administration, counseling, education, engineering, marriage & family therapy, psychology and strategic leadership.
Nearly 2,730 students attend LeTourneau University. Around 1,350 of these students are enrolled in programs at LETU's residential campus, while more than 1,380 make up the university's global campus, attending classes online and at educational centers in Dallas and Houston.
LETU students typically represent all 50 states, nearly 30 countries, and more than 50 denominational groups. The SAT average of entering residential freshme...n is often 140-160 points above the national average and indicate a strong academic quality, although provision is made for students with lower scores who possess evidence of potential achievement.
LeTourneau has been consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges." LeTourneau University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. The business program is accredited by IACBE. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.
The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of 150,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.
See http://www.letu.edu for more informati